Mountain Province Diamonds sold the 95 carat rough diamond but declined to release the sale price.
Zimnisky estimates the 95 carat diamond value at US $2.5 to $3 million dollars. He based this estimate on the selling prices for similar diamonds.
The rough diamond sold for three times the previous highest price it’s ever gotten for a single gem.
The 95 carat diamond was recovered at the Gahcho Kue mine in May, which is located 280 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife.